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Peripheral Motor and Sensory Neuropathies in Aging

Jennifer A. Tracy and P. James B. Dyck

in Clinical Neurology of Aging

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780195369298
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199323012 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195369298.003.0038
Peripheral Motor and Sensory Neuropathies in Aging

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Chapter 38 discusses peripheral motor and sensory neuropathies in aging and their manifestations, which can range from mild discomfort or numbness in the feet to severe weakness requiring assistance in activities of daily living. It also discusses diabetes mellitus, one of the pre-eminent causes of peripheral neuropathy in western populations (whereas leprosy is for the world), and the extensive differential that includes hereditary, nutritional, metabolic, inflammatory, and compressive etiologies. It also covers monoclonal gammopathy-associated disease, the regular use of pharmacologic agents (such as anti-neoplastic agents) that can precipitate neuropathy, vitamin deficiency and malnutrition.

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Subjects: Neurology

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